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Sophomore infielder named preseason All-American

Kyle Davis
Kyle Davis (credit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 3, 2016) – Coming off a standout freshman season, West Virginia University sophomore infielder Kyle Davis has been named to the Preseason All-America Third Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. 

Davis, a three- time Freshman All-American last season, is named to the NCBWA Preseason All-America Team for the first time in his career. He earned the preseason honor as the third team’s designated hitter.

“Kyle is very deserving of this honor,” WVU coach Randy Mazey said. “He has worked really hard to get where he’s at, and I look forward to another great season from him and a great career as a Mountaineer.”

As a freshman, Davis led the Mountaineers with a .353 batting average and 17 doubles, while also posting four home runs, 31 RBI and one triple. Davis ranked third in the Big 12 Conference in batting and in doubles, fifth in hits and total bases and eighth in slugging percentage.

A Cincinnati native, Davis earned five All-America honors as a freshman last season. He was named to the Baseball America’s 2015 Freshman All-America Team, the NCBWA Freshman All-American First Team and the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America First Team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Davis also was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and the All-Big 12 Rookie Team.

Press release courtesy WVU Athletic Communication

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